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By July 12, 2017

Each week we do dozens of staging consultations — advising home sellers on decluttering, fixes needed prior to listing and making sure their homes are ready to impress for showings and the “all important” listing photos. Lately I’ve been hearing “the market is good…..do I REALLY need to paint my red kitchen (burgundy dining room,


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By April 16, 2016

This morning I ordered paint color samples for a client who is purchasing a new home.  Currently, the home is painted “builder beige” – all the walls and ceilings the same color.  BLAH! The architecture is beautiful, but not highlighted well. With the perfect paint colors, this house is going to look AMAZING!!! But how


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By January 6, 2015

I viewed this home long before it was purchased by our clients.  It had been listed for sale for a L-O-N-G time and the seller was resistant to doing any updating or staging despite the real estate agent’s suggestions Very distinctive tile/paint colors and dated amenities were a sale stopper for most home buyers. The


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By March 26, 2013

Just had to share this recent upgrade we did for a beautiful historic home in Albany, Oregon.  The main bathroom didn’t have a shower….problematic for most families.  It had a few other uhhhh…..”issues” that kept this room from feeling like a  “spa retreat”.  Little things like wallpaper and green plastic tiles on the walls….on top


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By January 19, 2013

Most of the homes that we help prepare to sell have at least one challenge.  A staging, cleaning, de-cluttering, or maintenance situation that isn’t easy to solve. This spacious kitchen was in great shape, but the island and pot rack made it feel cramped.  Removing it wouldn’t be hard, but would cause a couple of


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By December 18, 2010

  Paint colors make the mood! Paint! – one of the most affordable things you can do to change a room. Most of the time it misses the mark – doesn’t make the biggest impact possible. THE perfect color and shade make all the difference. What do you think about YOUR paint colors? We painted


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